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12 June, 2020

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Migrants facing job loss amid lockdown to get health insurance under AB-PMJAY

Indian government extended its health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) for migrant workers facing unemployment, across states.

Economy

India’s economy is predicted to -7.3% for FY 21 due to 2nd wave of COVID-19:OECD’s June 2020 EO

India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for FY 2020-2021 predicted at -3.7% which can further decelerate to -7.3% in case of a second Covid-19 outbreak.
ii.On global front, report has projected sharp 6% contraction in FY21 followed by a strong 5.2% rebound in FY21-22. In case of double-hit scenario, a steep contraction of 7.6% is expected for FY21 and 2.8% rebound in FY22.

QS ‘World University Ranking 2021’ 17th edition ; 3 Indian Institutes among top 200

QS ( Quacquarelli Symonds ) is a global education analyst that released the 17th edition of the QS World University Rankings 2021.
ii.This year only 3 Institutions from India were among the top two-hundred ranks.

Sports

Ukrainian boxing champion and Olympic medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk retires

the 33-year-old Ukrainian lightweight boxing champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk also known as “The Nail” announced his retirement. He was born on 15th April 1987 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Miscellaneous

Indian Musician Shobha Sekhar receives “the Medal of the Order of Australia”

Indian Musician Shobha Sekhar, the founder of Kalakruthi a music organisation in Australia receives the Medal of the Order of Australia(OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 for her service to Indian music and dance.

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